2010 Mercury Mountaineer


The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is a midsize SUV, identical to the Ford Explorer with some differences in exterior styling and equipment differences, the Mountaineer is basically an another version of the Explorer with extra premium features and softer suburban look. The Mercury Mountaineer is optional Four-Wheel-Drive SUV, while Ford Explorer is FWD vehicle. The Mountaineer offered decent off-roading capability along with good space for a medium-size family (with optional third-row seats), decent handling and ride quality. The Mercury Mountaineer is available in two trim-levels; base and Premier, rear-wheel drive is standard on both trims, with all-wheel drive optional.

The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer is offered with two engine options; 4.0-liter V6 and 4.6-liter V8. The 4.0-liter engine makes 210 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. The optional 4.6-liter V8 engine puts out a peppier 292 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard with the V6, while the V8 comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available with either engine. The V6 achieves 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway while the V8 consumes 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

The 2010 Mercury Mountaineer base model comes equipped with cruise control, full power accessories, a six-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with audio controls, and a stereo with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. There are other optional features available as package called “Five-Passenger Value Package” and “Seven-Passenger Value Package”. The Five-Passenger Value Package adds driver memory functions, rear manual climate controls, leather upholstery, reverse parking sensors, running boards, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, heated power front seats, satellite radio and the Sync voice-activated communication and entertainment system. The Seven-Passenger Value Package includes the same features plus a 50/50-split manual-folding third-row bench. Sunroof is also available as stand-alone option.

The Mercury Mountaineer Premier comes standard with rear parking sensors, aluminum roof rails, leather upholstery, aluminum-trimmed heated exterior mirrors with puddle lamps, 18-inch chrome wheels, heated power front seats, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear manual climate controls, driver memory functions and Sync. Optional features on the Premier model include 20-inch wheels, tow package, a power-folding third-row seat, power running boards, a rear-seat entertainment system, second-row fold-flat bucket seats and a voice-activated navigation system with DVD audio and video capability and an internal hard drive.

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Standard safety equipments include antilock disc brakes and stability control with a rollover sensor, front-seat side airbags and first- and second-row side curtain airbags.

The interior looks neat and well arranged with the use high quality of materials. Second-row passengers have good leg and headroom, but the third row is narrow and low to the floor, tall adults might find the third row uncomfortable over long drive. The Seven-passenger Mercury Mountaineers can hold 83.7 cubic feet of luggage, while the five-passenger versions can hold 85.8 cubic feet.


Features

2010 Mercury Mountaineer Features

Trim: AWD Base 4.0L

Exterior, Design, Paint & Finish
– Body Color Body Side Cladding
– Satin Alloy Grille
– Front Air Dam
– Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers
– Metallic Paint (If Selected)

Seats
– Cloth Seats
– Driver Manual Lumbar Support
– Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats With Driver Adjustable Seat Height and Adjustable Headrests
– Theater Style Rear Seating
– Second Row 60/40 Split Folding Bench Seat With Manually Adjustable Headrests
– Driver Power Seat Adjusts 6 Ways Total

Instrumentation
– Tachometer
– Battery Gauge
– Maintenance Interval Indicator
– Analog and Digital Clock
– Compass
– Audible Warning Include Headlights-On, Key-In-Ignition and Beltminder(R) Seatbelts Unfastened
– Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio and Cruise Control
– Trip Computer With Miles To Empty, Instantaneous Fuel Consumption and Trip Odometer
– Oil Pressure Gauge
– Tire Pressure Monitor
– Cruise Control
– Exterior Temperature Gauge
– Warning Lights Include Door Ajar

Storage
– 2 Front, 2 Second Row; 4 Cupholders Total
– Black Roof Rack
– Front Door Mounted Storage
– Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor
– Coinholder
– Illuminated Glovebox
– Overhead Console Storage
– Front Dual Seatback Storage Pockets
– Cargo Area Tiedown Hooks

Interior, Design, Decor & Floor Covering
– Front Floor Mats
– Second Row Floor Mats
– Leather Steering Wheel
– Color-Keyed Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area

Exterior Lighting
– Automatic Headlights
– Perimeter Lighting Located On Exterior Mirrors
– Front Foglights
– Twin Halogen Headlights

Safety
– Intelligent Safety System Includes Adaptive Load Limiting Retractors, Adaptive Airbag Venting, Adaptive Airbag Tethers, Adaptive Airbag Inflation, Adaptive Steering Column, Five Level Occupant Classification System, Driver Seat Position Sensor and Crash Sensor
– Front and Rear Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
– Rollover Sensor
– Crumple Zones
– Passenger Airbag With Adaptive Deployment
– Emergency Fuel Shut Off Device
– Safety Canopy(TM) Front and Second Row Side Head Curtain Airbags
– Second Row 3-Point Center Seatbelt
– L A T C H
– Crash Sensor Activates Flashers
– Front Side Airbags
– Automatic Locking Retractors
– Pretensioners With Force Limiters
– Front and Second Row Seatbelt Height Adjusters
– Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
– Side Guard Door Beams
– Driver Airbag With Adaptive Deployment

Braking & Traction
– Front Power 305-mm X 30-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 301-mm X 12-mm Solid Disc Brakes
– Transfer Case
– Electronic Brake Assistance
– AdvanceTrac(R) Roll Stability Control (RSC(R)) Vehicle Stability Control System
– AdvanceTrac(R) Traction Control
– All-Wheel Drive
– Electronic Brake Force Distribution
– 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes

Steering
– Power Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering
– Tilt Steering Column

Engines & Emissions
– Extended Service Interval For Distributorless Ignition
– EasyFuel(TM) Capless Fuel Filler
– Roadside Assistance Warranty For 60000-Miles, 60-Months
– 4.0-Liter, V6, 12-Valve, SOHC, SEFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 210@5100, Torque Of 254@3700, Cast Iron Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads

Suspension
– 32-mm Front Stabilizer Bar
– 25-mm Rear Stabilizer Bar
– Independent Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Independent Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers

Remote Controls & Remote Releases
– Keyless Entry Via Key Fob and SecuriCode(TM) Door Keypad
– Multi-Function Remote Operates Door Lock/Unlock, Illuminated Entry and Panic Alarm
– Panic Alarm

Anti-Theft & Locks
– Selective Locking/Unlocking
– Power Door Locks With Automatic Locking
– Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
– Power Tailgate Release Lock/Unlock
– Vehicle Anti-Theft Via SecuriLock(R) Engine Immobilizer
– Valet Lockout

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
– Manual Air Conditioning
– Rear HVAC Ducts

Electrical
– Rear Seat Power Outlet
– Towing Pre-Wiring
– 12-Volt Battery
– Battery Saver
– 2 Front Power Outlets
– Audio Prewiring
– Delayed Power Retention

Interior Lighting
– Interior Load Area Light
– Front and Second Row Map Lights
– Delayed Courtesy Lights
– Illuminated Entry

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
– Front Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
– USB Port Located In Center Floor Console
– Radio Data System
– Premium AM/FM Radio; CD Player; MP3 Player
– Radio Antenna

Towing/Trailering & Payload
– Class II Tow Hitch Receiver
– 5888-Lb Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
– Towing Prep Package Includes Wiring Provisions

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
– Front Dual Sunvisors
– Dual Color-Keyed Folding Power Adjustable Heated Exterior Rearview Mirrors
– Front Tinted Glass
– Rear Window Intermittent Wiper/Washer
– Rear Privacy Glass
– Flip-Up Liftgate Window
– Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
– Rear Window Defroster
– Power Window Lockout/Override
– Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror
– Vehicle Speed Sensitive Intermittent Windshield Wipers
– Power Windows With Driver One-Touch Up and One-Touch Down

Transmission
– 5-Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission With Overdrive
– Adaptive Automatic Transmission

Specifications

2010 Mercury Mountaineer Specifications

Trim: AWD Base 4.0L

Engine
Standard Engine 4.0L V6
Standard Transmission 5 Speed Automatic
Cylinders 6
Horsepower @RPM 210@5100
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy 13 / 19
Combined Fuel Economy 15
EPA Class Four Wheel Drive SUV
Number of Valves 12
Turbo (Yes/No) No
Overdrive Transmission Yes
Compression 9.7:1
Displacement 4009 / 245
Bore X Stroke 3.95×3.32
Cruising Range 337.5 miles
Final Drive Gear Ratio Opt 3.73
Power to Weight Ratio 22.6
Final Drive Ratio No
Valves Configuration Single Overhead Cam
Supercharged No

Brakes, Steering, Suspension and Tires
Brakes (Front) Disc
Brakes (Rear) Disc
Driveline All Wheel Drive
Steering Rack & Pinion
Steering Diameter Left 36.8
Steering Diameter Right 36.8
Suspension (Front) Independent
Suspension (Rear) Independent
Tire Type Passenger
Tire Width 245 mm
Tire Aspect Ratio 65
Tire Construction Radial
Tire wheel Diameter 17 in.

Capacity and Volume
GVWR Standard 5888
GVWR Maximum 5888
Payload Standard 1439
Payload Maximum 1439

Exterior Dimensions and Weight
Curb Weight AT 4694
Ground Clearance 8.2
Height 72.8
Length 193.4
Top Type (Standard) Hard Fixed
Track (Front) 60.9
Track (Rear) 61.8
Weight Distribution AT (Front) 53
Weight Distribution AT (Rear) 47
Wheelbase 113.7
Width 73.7
Doors (Standard) 4
Doors (Maximum) 4

Interior Dimensions
Seating (Standard) 5
Seating (Optional) 7
Tow Capacity (Standard) 3500
Tow Capacity (Maximum) 5000
Headroom (Front) 39.8
Headroom (Row 2) 38.7
Hiproom (Front) 55.4
Hiproom (Row 2) 55.5
Legroom (Front) 42.4
Legroom (Row 2) 36.9
Shoulder Room (Front) 59.0
Shoulder Room (Row 2) 59.0
Seating (Maximum) 7
Headroom (Row 3) 37.4
Hiproom (Row 3) 45.3
Legroom (Row 3) 34.9
Shoulder Room (Row 3) 53.1

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